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Heartfelt Gratitude From Our President

Fiona Karmali

 

I would like to take a moment to share a short message of gratitude to all nurses during these stressful times. Situations like this underline the incredible work you do every day.

You ARE true heroes in our communities. You are making what could be people’s worst days better with your care, leadership, and dedication to helping others. Thank you!

You inspire us in your care of our loved ones and our neighbours. Thank you!

From the bottom of our hearts and the top of our minds, thank you on behalf of the Registered Nurses Foundation of BC.

In the meantime, let’s all do our part to help flatten the curve with regular and recommended infection prevention methods.

Please access trusted Covid19 information like the ones listed below.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19
https://covid19.thrive.health/
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support

Stay safe and stay strong as we all get through this together.

Sincerest thanks,
Fiona

President
on behalf of the Volunteer Board of Directors
Registered Nurses Foundation of BC

Bursary applications: https://rnfbc.ca/bursaries/

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We so appreciate all our health care and essential services workers!!!

We shout, cheer & clap and bang our pots because you are an amazing, dedicated group of human beings we are so proud to call “our peeps”…..thank you, thank you…

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Agnes M. Publicover Bursary

Administered through the Vancouver Foundation, RNFBC been chosen as the beneficiary starting 2020. Born in Scotland in 1915 and passed away in 2014, Mrs. Publicover valued her extensive circle of family and friends. Although not a nurse herself, she also had an immense respect for the nursing community and the costs associated with nursing education. She was a strong supporter of many worthy organizations in her community such as St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Art Gallery and especially the YWCA and RNFBC is so pleased to be included in that list.  Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation for continuing their support of nursing education in BC.

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Bang Those Pots!

Bang those pots in appreciation of our amazing health care and essential service workers!

The Vancouver West Enders community group is inviting the entire city to join them from their balconies and windows to show their gratitude for the healthcare workers on the front lines of fighting COVID-19, as well as all the essential workers who are putting themselves at risk so Vancouverites can have access to food, transportation and other vital services.

So, honk your horn, bang a pot, sing a song, applaud or yell tonight and every night at 7 p.m. to show you care. It’s an easy gesture and, since most people are all home self-isolating or in quarantine, it doesn’t take a lot of effort and the kids will love it.

Make sure to spread the word to friends and family and make some noise at 7 p.m.

Share photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #TogetherWeCanDoIt and #Cheer4HealthWorkers.

Original article credit: vancourier.com

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RNFBC at the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Walk/Run

A huge thank you to our stalwart team of board members fundraising for RNFBC at the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Walk/Run. This stellar advance team will help RNFBC expand its presence at next year’s event. Contact us to get involved in the fun at the next walk/run. More information to follow.

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Our First Scotiabank Walk/Run Charity Challenge 5K

Come and join RNFBC board members and friends at this fun event. We know that nursing care and leadership touches all our family, friends, and neighbours throughout our lives.  Add your support for registered nursing education and excellence as a participant and/or donor.

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39th RNFBC Annual General Meeting

Please mark your calendar for 39th RNFBC Annual General Meeting

September 25, 2018

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Followed by light refreshments

RNFBC’s offices

100 – 1450 Creekside Drive, Vancouver

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We have a new bursary in our portfolio!

Registered Nurses who are currently enrolled in a program of graduate studies leading to a Master’s or Doctoral program with an emphasis on Nursing and Health Care Leadership/Administration will surely be pleased to know that, due to the generosity of family and friends, an in memory bursary, The Patricia Wadsworth Graduate Bursary in Nursing and Health Care Leadership/Administration is now available in 2018.   We lost Pat in 2017 and it was a great loss to BC’s nursing community and The Wadsworth Family are so pleased to have her memory live on through this bursary.  They would like to extend their thanks to all those who have supported its establishment.

To those 2018 applicants who have already sent in their application and would be eligible for consideration for this bursary, rest assured we will update your application.

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Exciting Bursary Program News!

After receiving close to 800 applications, 221 lucky recipients were the winners in our 2017 Bursary Program and received $235,000 – a banner year for the Registered Nurses Foundation!

We are pleased to let you know that the application timeline has now been changed to a longer time period with the hopes of reaching applicants enrolled in semesters other than the fall semester which was part of our previous

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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we tell you of the passing of a loved friend of RNFBC.  Pat Wadsworth passed away peacefully in Vancouver on August 16th, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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